Supporting NASAs Space Launch System (SLS), the JSEG Dynamics Engineer will analyze contact and clearance between SLS elements during liftoff, booster separation, and jettison events.  In addition, the Dynamics Engineer will use Monte Carlo and other methods to analyze dynamics, equations of motion, and trajectories; model dynamics, disturbances, sensors, and actuators; and simulate nominal, contingency, and failure scenarios.



The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!



To learn more about:
 •   NASAs Space Launch System, visit <web address removed>/systems/sls/index.html
 •   Marshall Space Flight Center, visit <web address removed>/marshall/home/index.html
 •   Huntsville, AL, visit <web address removed>/

A degree in Physics, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required.  Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D. with a minimum 4 years of experience, Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or BS with at least 10 years of experience. Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and independent problem solving are required. A desire to mentor others and share knowledge is highly desired.




Skills and experience should include:

  • Extensive experience with multi-body, multi-degree of freedom analysis and simulation. 
  • Experience with contact and clearance analyses is highly desired.
  • Experience with Monte Carlo, design of experiments, and statistical analysis.
  • Knowledge of flexible body dynamics and slosh dynamics.
  • Knowledge of flight dynamics and orbital mechanics.
  • Strong proficiency in programming, especially with MATLAB, C, or Python. 
  • FORTRAN experience is also desired, but is not required.

Special consideration will be given to candidates that have the following:

  • Flight program experience with sub-orbital and orbital launch vehicles
  • Knowledge of NASA projects, programs, and processes.


Essential Functions


Work Environment



Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).



Physical Requirements



Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).



Equipment and Machines



Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).





Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.



Other Essential Functions



The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.



Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required. 




Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

About Jacobs

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Required Qualifications

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